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Clearview app…

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Are you good  with a system  by which someone could snap your picture on the sidewalk then use an app to quickly discover your name, address,  and other information?  Too bad if you’re not pleased,  because many law enforcement agencies are already using the system.   The artificial intelligence has already grabbed over 3 billion pictures  from  Facebook,  Venmo,  YouTube and elsewhere.  It the AI finds a match,  it serves it serves them up with links to sites where those database photos originally appeared.

The FBI’s own database,  which taps passport and driver’s license photos,  is one of the largest,  but has only 641 million images of US citizens.   If none of this concerns you,  please wake up,  because it should.   Law enforcement is already claiming the database has helped them solve crimes.   Isn’t that what they always claim?  There is a discussion in the House,  but no bill exists to protect our privacy.  If you want some protection, stay on your Congress critters’ asses.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

January 22, 2020 at 12:49 pm

Change your diet!

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If you are a criminal and pass  gas so  loudly that the cops find you,  your dietary practices are seriously in need of an immediate overhaul..   Your standards for personal hygiene may also be suspect…

 

 

 

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July 11, 2019 at 2:44 pm

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Who’s afraid…

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…of campus police?  Apparently Women Against Private Police don’t want to “militarize” Johns Hopkins University.    What on earth does that even mean?   I would much rather have a child I cared about be on a campus made safer by a police presence.   In this case, students may well need the protection  against the people who would prefer them to remain undefended.

Thankfully,  there doesn’t appear to be enough interest or time for the petition gatherers to succeed.   This is one of the many times I have been thankful to live out in the sticks instead of anywhere near a so-called institution of higher learning.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

April 12, 2019 at 3:25 pm

20% of federal inmates…

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…are criminal aliens.   The open-borders brigade, which is basically all Democrats because they need more people they can bribe to vote for them because the Clinton influx wasn’t sufficient,  and their policies have killed the middle class and offended nearly every straight white male,  likes to chant that undocumented immigrants commit crime at a lesser rate than native-born Americans.  In terms of numbers that may well be true if you calculate the millions of illegal immigrants already here that the Democrats do not want any of us to know about — hence the screams and lawsuits to keep the citizenship  question off the next census.

As far as I can tell,  none of these have been imprisoned for identity theft,  lying on federal forms, or fraudulent use of Social Security numbers.

 

 

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April 10, 2019 at 3:14 pm

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22 hours…

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How wretched is your city when it is a big deal that  no one  has been shot for 22 hours?   That is Chicago,  Illinois,  run  by progressives,  literally into the ground.

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September 30, 2018 at 2:12 pm

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Vanilla failure…

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If you bake you already know that vanilla  beans cost  almost as much as gold does now,  so you’re using a lot less of them now than you did a few years ago.   The price is due to a vanilla crop failure in Madagascar,  where 80% of the world’s supply comes from.   Then the island was hit by Cyclone Enawo in March of 2017,  which destroyed many of the vanilla orchids which produce the seed pods,  and this was followed by a major drought.

Because the crop is now so valuable,  it’s a major target of thieves,  and the unstable government will do nothing,  which forces producers to pick too  early,  resulting in lowered quality.   If the producers don’t get their act together,  the use of synthetic vanilla may kill off the natural flavoring.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

April 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Merkel mess…

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Like Hillary,  Angela Merkel doesn’t know when to shut up.   She won her fourth term as Chancellor despite having nearly destroyed her country with a ruinous immigration policy over the past twelve years.   Entire towns have been taken over by the immigrants she has welcomed,  and she simply ignores the fact that her own citizens are being robbed,  raped and killed by some of those same immigrants.

Most Germans are not allowed  to own  guns,  and the penalty for breaking the laws is quite severe.   Despite this, ordinary citizens are traveling to other countries and purchasing firearms to protect their families from the Muslim gangs terrorizing their neighborhoods.  This is first hand information from people I know who have friends and family there,  living in fear.

Now Merkel is trying  to keep  the insane Obama/Kerry Iran deal in place.  I grant you that Germans don’t have a stellar track record when it comes to selecting their leaders, but they won’t have a country left if they don’t come to their senses.   Meanwhile,  does Merkel actually believe that warning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to keep hands off the Iran deal, or else, is going to (a) intimidate Netanyahu, or  (b) change President Trump’s mind?

UPDATE:  Frau Merkel just admitted that her nation has  no-go zones,  a fact stoutly denied by most media everywhere.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

March 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm